Need a cab? There is an app for it. Watching your diet? Joining a marathon? Monitoring your monthly period? Want some stuff from the supermarket? There is an app for that. There is an app for everything! There’s even a yoga app that you can access from your phone, wherever you are!
I was at the office today, planning on going to the yoga studio after five. But then a last minute assignment came through and in the advertising world, that meant, drop everything and finish it before taking off. I love my job and it’s not like this every day, you know some last minute instruction or request comes through and the world stops. Well, this time, I placed the task on my desk and let it sit, while I do my yoga.
Inner peace, that’s what it’s all about. And I need that just as much as I need a shot of tequila or a glass of a really good red wine in my hand right now. Back to inner peace. Nothing, and I mean, nothing will stop me from my yoga.
There is an app for it, there’s yoga on demand, and there’s yoga video app. I swear, there’s an app for everything, even yoga when people think of it as going back to basics. Nope, technology will creep on you that you can’t imagine life without it!
I kick my pumps to one side, and slide into my yoga outfit. I feel like an ostrich doing ballet with my black and white ensemble. I turn on the volume, just enough for me to follow and hear the soothing sound of my yoga teacher’s voice and the soft music in the background. I do our routine warm up before we get to the heavy stuff, like heavy me, keeling over one side or the other trying to keep my body to behave, my limbs to cooperate and my mouth from escalating breathing into a deep growl.
Ahh, but the wonders of yoga always amaze me. I sweat, I waddle around, I stretch, fall, and make a mess of myself. But after an hour, I know I have eased the tension from my tight muscles, and if I had some back pain before my routine, it’s somehow relieved and eased.
The good thing about advertising companies is that we can have offices and facilities that are out of the ordinary. We have a sauna and a hot shower in the office. Since I have started yoga three months ago, I have come to appreciate these things that are conveniently within our reach.
I’m done with my shower, no time for a sauna, not today. And I’m back on my desk, tapping away with the needed changes with renewed vigor. It helps that I have a glass of wine right next to me. Drinking is not allowed, during office hours, but not when one is supposed to be off work already. Nope, it doesn’t happen on TV only, it does in real life too.